Bravo is breathing life into Death Becomes Her, a small screen redo of one my all-time favorite zombie movies.
Variety reports that twenty years after the theatrical debut of the film, Bravo and the pic’s helmer, Robert Zemeckis, have begun eyeing a smallscreen adaptation.
Death Becomes Her, which featured award winning effects, centers on two rival women – Meryl Streep and Goldie Hawn – who both attain eternal youth. Bruce Willis also starred in the horror pic that earned $58 million Stateside and $149 million globally.
Zemeckis is on board to exec produce the hourlong drama project along with Jack Rapke and Jackie Levine, though a writer has yet to be tapped. The TV version of “Death Becomes Her” will be produced by Universal Cable Prods. and Lupara Prods. Universal released the film in 1992 and, by airing on Bravo, the cable adaptation will remain in the NBCUniversal family. READ MORE
Update: We’ve added a second video below that explains how Catherine Bell was selected as Meryl Streep’s body double to allow them to work out how to create the on-screen effect of Meryl’s body getting younger and tighter beneath her clothing.
One of the highest grossing zombie movies of all time ($149 million worldwide) is Robert Zemeckis incredibly underrated 1992 horror comedy Death Becomes Her, which starred Meryl Streep as a woman learning of an immortality treatment that she sees as a way to outdo her long-time rival (played by Goldie Hawn). Bruce Willis stars as the doctor mixed in the mess. It’s one of my all-time favorite movies that has been on and off of Netflix the past year.
When you love something, you always want more, which is why DVD and Blu-ray extras are so widely cherished. Thanks to StudioADI, we’re celebrating the film’s 20th anniversary by going behind-the-scenes of the building and shooting the various animatronic duplicates of Meryl Streep!
This Academy-Award winning film (Best Visual Effects 1993) showcases the first use of silicone as an animatronic skin for a feature film (with beautifully subtle coloring by Gino Acevedo). Enjoy! READ MORE
Don’t take this the wrong way, but it takes a lot to get me excited. It makes me sound like a horrible music fan, but very rarely am I truly hyped on something enough that I am actually anticipating it’s release. Sure, hearing that one of my favorite bands has got an album in the works is always good news – but most of the time I won’t bother marking my calendar. It might be a bad memory, it might be laziness (or maybe I’m just terminally chill) but most of the time I’ll just end up listening to it whenever I get the chance. However, such was not the case with Run For Cover Record’s newest compilation, Mixed Signals. I was waiting for this baby to drop from the moment I saw Tigers Jaw‘s contribution to the comp was streaming on Run For Cover’s website. And I’ll tell you what, I was not disappointed. I was hyped.